Booragoon Primary School ensure their 50th anniversary celebrations stand out

Booragoon Primary School staff and students spelled out a giant 50 as part of celebrations for the school's 50th anniversary. Picture: Richard Bazen, www.nationaldrones.com.au
Booragoon Primary School staff and students spelled out a giant 50 as part of celebrations for the school's 50th anniversary. Picture: Richard Bazen, www.nationaldrones.com.au

MORE than 400 Booragoon Primary School staff and students gathered to form a giant 50 for an aerial photograph taken to celebrate the school notching half a century of educating the local community.

Officially opened in February 1967 under founding principal Jack Moy, Booragoon Primary started life with five teachers catering for around 140 students.

The original building consisted of one wing comprising five classrooms and an additional class was added each year until there were 10 in total.

The school also boasted an off-site pre-primary centre, with kindergarten not a part of the government school system at the time.

Current principal Barbara Horan said a great deal had changed in the past 50 years.

“The student population of the school is now 407, and there are 27 teachers,” she said.

“The school now has 18 classrooms, including a purpose-built pre-primary centre and two kindergarten classrooms.

“Four new modern classrooms were also added in 2010 through the Federal Government’s Building the Education Revolution program.”

Mrs Horan said Booragoon Primary had a number of activities planned to mark its 50-year anniversary, including a display of student work and historical photos and memorabilia, along with musical performances at Garden City over the week beginning August 28.

The celebrations will culminate in a special school assembly on September 1 and a cocktail evening at Tompkins on Swan for past and present students and their families at the end of the year.

For more details visit www.booragoonps.wa.edu.au/booragoon-50th-anniversary.

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